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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Read this: Paul Emsley, Middleton portrait artist, speaks; Katie Ledecky back on high school team

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Paul Emsley and his portrait of Duchess Catherine. (Andrew Winning/Reuters)
Paul Emsley felt very bad about the scorching international criticism of his Kate Middleton portrait. But when he tried to sketch a more prototypically pretty version, he decided that the original is not only better — more natural, honest and true — but his life’s masterwork, he tells Anthony Faiola in his most extensive interview since the painting was unveiled.

In other news: Help Al Kamen find a title for Hillary Clinton’s next memoir. . . Caps debate whether Mike Green is their handomest teammate.

Katie Ledecky at the London 2012 Olympics. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
“I just want to represent my school as well as I can. It’s not something where I feel like, ‘Oh I’m an Olympic gold medalist, I better win this race or else it’s going to look really silly.’ . . . There are great swimmers in the area, and if I don’t win, it’s fine.”

Katie Ledecky, the 15-year-old Olympic gold medalist who is now back home in Bethesda and competing still for her Stone Ridge high school swim team, reports our colleague Roman Stubbs.

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Beyonce speaks out on National Anthem lip sync controversy at Super Bowl press conference (video)

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